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Laid Off Market Basket Workers May Be Eligible For Unemployment

Ella Nilsen

The state’s employment security office is letting laid off Market Basket workers know they may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

This comes as the company has announced that starting Sunday, part-time employees will no longer be scheduled for hours.

In a statement, the employment security office says it has provided Market Basket store managers with information for workers about filing for unemployment benefits.

The company says sales have dropped off substantially over the past several weeks, as workers have held protests demanding the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

Many customers are boycotting in response to the demonstrations.

The company’s Board of Directors says it is considering several offers to buy the company, including one from Arthur T. Demoulas.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the parent company of Hannaford is among those in the running to purchase the supermarket chain.

Here is the statement posted on the N.H. Department of Employment Security Website this morning:

Screen-cap of the statement currently posted on The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security Website

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